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Posted on: August 13, 2012

The Berlin Lunchbox

A few weeks ago, our dear friend Gab came to visit us in Berlin. She is one of the best cooks we know and so, as we do every time she visits, we asked her to show us to a new recipe. We didn’t have the time we usually have for a long leisurely dinner on this visit, so she tracked down one of her favorite quick and simple recipes to use. Here is what she had to say about it:

“The recipe is adapted from a Donna Hay recipe. My mother started making it a while ago and I loved it so much that I had to steal the recipe. It’s a no fail recipe that is easy, quick and tasty.”


The Recipe

Glazed Salmon with cucumber salad

Adapted from a recipe in Donna Hay’s The Instant Cook 

Serves 4

4 x 200 gram skinless salmon filets

2 tsp vegetable…

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Hello all, blogger Kimberlee Stevenson of Southern Roots Kitchen recently did a review of Wildtree’s Beer Bread. She also posted some great recipes ideas, especially for those of us who don’t drink or purchase alcohol! Remember, the beer bread can be made with other carbonated beverages like Sprite or ginger ale. Here are the recipes from her site:

Here are some other ways to use Wildtree’s Beer Bread:

To Make: Substitute this INSTEAD of beer:
Hawaiian bread Mountain Dew
Cinn-A-Dew Mountain Dew, 1/2 c. cinnamon chips, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. of sugar
Low Fat Hawaiian Diet Mountain Dew, spray with Pam
Ginger Bread Root Beer, 1/2 cup molasses, one scoop of Chai tea
Cherry Bread Black Cherry Soda and chopped maraschino cherries
Cherry Bread 2 Dr. Pepper and chopped cherries
Cran-Orange Bread Orange Juice and chopped cranberries
Orange Bread Orange Crush & drained mandarin oranges
Peanut Butter Bread Cream Soda & 1/2 c. peanut butter chips. Sprinkle top with sugar
Banana Bread 2 cups ripe bananas & 8 oz Sunny Delight
Pumpkin Bread 12 oz. Orange Soda, 12 oz. can pure pumpkin
Drop Biscuits 12 oz. Buttermilk
Corn Bread 15 oz can creamed corn, 1/3 cup oil, NO beer or pop
White Chocolate 1 can Vanilla Coke, 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts (optional)

To view the Southern Roots Kitchen Blog click here!

Wildtree’s Beer Bread comes in 4 tasty varieties: Quick & Easy (Plain), Whole Wheat, Flax Seed, and Whole Wheat Flax Seed. To purchase one of these varieties click here!.

So, do you have any other fun and tasty recipes for this versatile bread? Please share!

Posted on: July 31, 2012

Here’s a recipe from one of our readers! If you are tying to decrease your fat/calorie intake you can replace the whipping cream with half and half or 2% milk, use lowfat cheese, substitute the pork Italian sausage for turkey Italian sausage, and/or reduced sodium chicken or vegetable stock. Enjoy!

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I have been making this soup since the fall of last year and everybody who eats it raves about how great it taste. So it’s time to share the wealth, so to speak.

The serving size for the recipe I’m going to give is six…so bring your friends and family over for some fabulous soup!

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb mild italian sausage (bulk or with casings removed)
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes , with juice
  • 1 lb baking potatoes peeled and cut into small dice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 zucchini, cut into small dice
  • 1 cup of whipping (35%) cream
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp (old) Cheddar cheese tossed with 1 tbsp of flour
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

So, now that we got the ingredients out of the way, like Arsenio Hall would say, lets get busy!

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Posted on: July 24, 2012

Learn about nutrition with me!

Here’s a great list on How To Store Fruits and Vegetables to Keep them From Rotting | My Thirty Spot.

a sampling:

Asparagus  place them loosely in a glass or bowl upright with water at room temperature. (Will keep for a week outside the fridge)

Avocados  place in a paper bag at room temp. To speed up their ripening place an apple in the bag with them.

Broccoli  place in an open container in the fridge or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge.

Carrots  cut the tops off to keep them fresh longer. Place them in closed container with plenty of moisture, either wrapped in a damp towel or dunk them in cold water every couple of days if they’re stored that long.

Celery  does best when simply places in a cup or bowl of shallow water on…

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Posted on: July 24, 2012

Of Pots and Pens

I was anticipating an evening in front of the TV Monday night when Will mentioned the Cleveland Indians would be broadcast in our area because they were playing Baltimore. We had spent Sunday in Lancaster County visiting my extended family who were in town from Massachusetts and I thought it was time I make a meal we can eat right away and not have to reheat later.

Thus, shrimp tacos.

I bought a bag of frozen, raw shrimp, so I set them out in a bowl to let them defrost. Once defrosted, they were easier to peel and I could cook them myself, allowing the little guys to absorb whatever flavor I wanted for them. It’s really a wonderful blend of flavors and I plan to tuck this recipe away for future use.

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Posted on: July 18, 2012

Rachel Schultz

Crock pots are amazing little wonders. Will my intrigue soon fade? I delight in checking it every 30 minutes, with new astonishment of how little work I am doing. David had work off today, so I wanted to give him a chance to fascinate and marvel the way I do. We’re just immature child-like in that way. Did I mention this is eons better than anything at Olive Garden? Yuck. I hate you forever, OG. But, you probably already know that from meeting me.

Italian Slow Cooker Chicken
Serves 4

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 ounces italian dressing
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 pound potatoes
6 ounces baby carrots
Oregano

Pour a thin layer of italian dressing into base of slow cooker. Place chicken breasts on top of dressing, avoiding layering them over one another, if possible.

Season chicken with oregano and half of parmesan. If…

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Of Pots and Pens

I don’t usually promote products, but sometimes I come across things I really enjoy and want to share with readers.

While parading around in the sun at Sunday’s Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Fest, we came across a stand of Wildtree products. I’d never heard of the company before this past weekend, but think of it as a Pampered Chef for food products. Representatives host parties and sell the products in their area.

We tasted everything — dipping oils, barbecue sauce, chocolate mousse. After an afternoon of wine tasting and sunburn, the free samples were a nice snack. I resisted buying an entire bottle of dipping oil in fear that I would go home and eat an entire French loaf. If I were to buy some, I would have picked out the jalapeno grapeseed oil or the  Mediterranean Balsamic dipping oil.

But I didn’t want to pig out.

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